Manhattan Fashion Designers
After enjoying the fashion world from the wearing it point of view for years this designer decided it was her passion and she should start designing too. Classic styles with small elements of free spirit thrown on to challenge expectations are available here.
Donna Karan has a collection of urban classics, cashmeres, jackets, handbags, accessories and many trendy items.
This designer boutique carries traditional outfits of yesteryear as well as get-ups from new and outlandish designers. The designers are mostly from California and Europe.
Feminine attire is the name of the game at this high end Soho boutique. The designer has pretty, flimsy dresses and elegant pants all with a slightly vintage influence to their designs.
Launched in the 1960s, Chanel is a multi-story flagship, offering many shopping options, from women clothing to cosmetics, handbags, shoes and accessories.
Brookelynn Starnes, designer and boutique owner aims to make clothes for women that are fun and comfortable yet chic and refined. This is Brookelynn's first stand alone store which opened in 2009.
This fashionable designer store showcases the owner and designer Brigitte Vosse's elegant styles. These include kimono silks and other jackets. The store exudes peace and tranquility with maple floors and a waterfall.
Fashion and accessories, fragrances and skincare are found in Kenzo boutique in Wooster Street. A wide collection of men's and women's clothing is available, as well as scarfs and shoes.
This stylish and very high end boutique opened in 2009 and brings the work of French-American designer Loris Diran to the East Village of Manhattan. The simple and elegant clothing lines are for both men and women.
Pleats, pleats, pleats everywhere and every conceivable way to wear them from dresses to skirts to scarves. In addition this fashionable boutique carries pants and tank tops in plains as well as the colors of the season.
This Spanish born designer has been around since the 1980s and has lifestyle clothing for men women and children. This boutique in the Soho area also has gifts and accessories on display.
James Perse has a range of clothing for men and women that hails from the West Coast, where the brand originates. Casual pants, tee-shirts and hoodies for men as well as shirt dresses for women are available at two locations on Bleeker Street.
This store, with its history of chic design and elegant style, sits on the same block as Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel. It features men's and women's wear and distinguished accessories and perfumes.
Carolina Herrera, a Venezuelan-born designer, founded her company in 1981. Her styles are famously-known for being sleek, chic and glamorous. Evening dresses and gowns are featured, as well as fragrances, skirts and cocktail dresses.
This Japanese designer offers his dresses, silk tunics and blouses at discounted prices here. As well as clothing there are also leather handbags, clutch purses and belts to entice the shopper.
Charles Nolan's elegant store shows off his white shirts and tailored cocktail dresses. It has vintage furniture and cushy sofas to ensure the comfort of its clientele.
DKNY is another clothing line of designer Donna Karan. This brand features different tops, sweaters, jeans, pants, dresses, skirts and jackets.
This designers comes from a background of fame and fashion and this is illustrated in her Nolita store with pictures and memorabilia on the walls. The store carries trendy fashion wear for women.
This internationally known Italian designer brand demands to be looked at. Whether it is crocodile-skin stilettos or wild leopard print dresses or Marilyn Monroe print tops you will see and take note.
This fashion conscious boutique can show any artsy girl a few dresses, skirts and tops that might catch her eye. Exposed brick and wooden floors give it an urban chic feel and the clothes srping to life in this environment.
Lois Eastlund is a New Jersey born fashion designer who creates all her collection in an East Village studio. The store is located in the Lower East side and offers men's tops, mini skirts, tunics, dresses and unique hand-knitted or crocheted items.
The most sought-after designer of luxury goods, Hermes adheres to the strictest quality standards from its Paris home base. Silk scarves, ties, clothings and accessories are among their products, but the purses are legendary. Buffalo, crocodile, shark, lizard, oxen, deer and ostrich are some of the exotic materials utilized for these exquisite handbags, endorsed by celebrities from every generation. A special order Birkin bag can have a six year wait list.
This designer gets inspiration from 1960s vintage couture and home furnishing designs. She gives those a modern twist in her high end women's fashion collection and home ware designs.
This boutique is part of Lili's Wink and holds the ware of designer Katherine who began making clothes at a tender age for her barbie. The pint sized clothing have now become real and feature vintage inspired items like crocheted waistcoats and faded color items.
This designer boutique, located on the 7th floor, brings elegant attire for those special evening events like graduation balls and cocktail parties. Bridesmaids too find options to their liking and all can be made to measure.
A modern casual look with some hints of the exotic are the watchwords here at this West Village menswear store. Fashion items as well as influences from India bring a stylish elegance to this collection.
The owner of this West Village store used to deign costumes for Broadway and it shows. Those wanting to make a bold and bright statement with their clothes could do well to take a look in this small boutique. Lingerie and a few other designers also feature in the inventory.
This designer label has poise, elegance, quality, self assurance and a high price tag which means it is sought after by the best dressed men around town. Located on fifth Avenue it has formal wear and accessories for men too.
Calvin Klein's famous designs of greys, whites and silvers are displayed in this boutique on Madison Avenue.
Fashion followers who are obsessed with the very leaders in the business could do well to make a stop at this Midtown west store. Creative and inspirational, Norma Kamali began in the fashion industry in the 1960s and believes in timeless style.
Tracy Reese hails from Detroit and she brings a combination of here education from New york and Paris, France to her designs. 1998 saw the launch of her first collection and her women's wear has now expanded to include footwear, handbags and belts.
Stylish cocktail dresses for those special events about town like weddings, balls and openings are on display at this lower East side boutique. A bridal service is also available for those looking for something outside the traditional.
Subtle, soft, beautiful, clean and pure is the claim that Erica Tanov makes for her stores and her collections. She brings women's wear, bed linens and childrens' clothing to this Nolita location.
Founded in St. Tropez, France in 1996, Just Birdie is an elegant yet casual clothing boutique specializing in affordable, high quality italian cashmere and silk sweaters, offered in a range of more than 30 colors, in classic and trendy designs following the French and Italian landmarks of style. Just Birdie has various boutiques in upscale places such as Megeve and Chamonix. Pricing for the line of sweaters start at $79 and go to $165
This ultra high end boutique collection has had Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Paulo Melim Andersson all design for it. The store features casual, work, formal and party wear all with elegance and style.
This West Village store was opened in 2004 by British designer Lorraine Kirke. She scours the globe and returns with vintage fabrics, pre-1950s and re-cycles them into unusual one-of-a-kind dresses and other clothing.
This boutique carries Louise Paul's unique collection that was named after her grandfather. The East Village store has her feminine women's wear and jewelery on display.
Givenchy's French design house carries a collection of shoes, sunglasses, bags and lingerie, as well as higher-end dresses and silky scarfs.
This clothing giants was started by Gianni Versace in 1978 and continues today from this Midtown East store. Trend setters like Madonna and J.Lo both frequent the clothing racks of this designer brand.
This East Village designer boutique pays tribute to some of its inspirational icons like Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo in the dresses and whimsical designs on display. It features florals, dots and patterns as well as more simple materials.
Floral and flowing designs seem to dominate the collection at this Lower East side boutique. Women who like feminine clothing will enjoy the options available here on Essex Street.
This Meatpacking district store belongs to a Brazilian born designer who makes a collection every year. She also produces custom made suits for special clients with deep pockets.
This boutique makes works of art come to life as wearable garments. Located in the upper East side it has clothing like jackets, sweaters, coats and dresses as well as jewelery other accessories.
Since the early 1960s, Valentino has left a notable mark in the fashion and clothing industry. Shoppers can order detailed custom-made designs and shop from Valentino's wide selection.
D&G is a a little younger and trendier than its older parent, Dolce & Gabbana’s. The store has two levels and and features signature lingerie, accessories, juniors, menswear and womenswear. Fans of the brand name will find their hearts desire at this high end boutique.
This store offers the ultimate in fitted denim wear. Customers ensure that the jeans they select from the stacked pairs available fit perfectly thanks to the in-store seamstress. Giving that cared for feeling complimentary coffee or espresso is delivered to customers as they make their choices.
Designer and owner Robert James built the shelves in this Lower East Side store. Casual yet stylish men's wear including tee shirts, jackets, ties and pants all with contemporary flare grace the displays.
Hip and trendy clothing for the casual conscious style gurus is available at Daryl K. The signature pieces are bootleg pants but unusual jeans and funky dresses, tops and skirts make it a place to stop and browse.
This typically French designer wear features white button-downs, simple black tee shirts, pleated skirts, jacket-style cardigans and black pants. These are all complimentary to the flashes of color and patterned prints on offer that can be incorporated into any stylish look.
This store has an old antique almost bedroom feel with wood floors and exposed brick walls on one side and antique mirrors adorning the other. New local designers of women's wear as well as a number of vintage pieces.
The designs at this high end boutique are the work of a designer who focuses on simple and of good quality. This makes a good proportion of the collection ideal as part of a working wardrobe or the staple elements of a woman's closet.
Bebe was founded in 1976 and this chain has a collection for the working woman with sleekly tailored suits, as well as dresses and other after-work activities.
Bio is a designer store aimed at the working woman professional but doesn't carry plain black suits. Emerging designers show off separates, suits and dresses with stylish flare yet subtlety.
Ungaro boutiques offer cutting-edge fashions for men and women. A well-trained staff assists shoppers in this Manhattan location. The boutique is always stocked with the latest seasonal trends.
ADAM has high end designer ware that focuses on high quality basic clothing. So customers will see quality cotton from Peru in henleys, polos, crew necks and tank tops. Trendy yet simple furniture for the home is also available.
Yves Saint Laurent presents French elegance and fashions in this boutique of New York. Men and women accessories, clothing, dresses and scarfs are available.
Prada features a wide selection of men's shoes, women's bags and many fashionable Italian items.
Phillip Lim, a Californian born designer produces elegant clothing for men, women and children. These include turtlenecks from cashmere, strapless dresses and double breasted suits. This store is located near Spring Street.
Armani's Italian fashion can be found in the heart of Madison Avenue, featuring cocktail dresses, beaded evening dresses and Asian-inspired smoking jackets and much more. Armani boasts a collection for both men and women.
Little Marc is the work of designer Marc Jacobs who began his designing career in 1986. He has worked for Louis Vuitton and now has a line of chic fashionable clothing at this West Village store that sits on 4th Street.
Clifford Michael Design has gowns, cocktail dresses and outfits for every special occasion, including formals, weddings and balls. In addition, Merino and Toscana wool winter coats are available here.
Located on the 10th floor, Cynthia Steffe clothing comes from an American designer whose ides have been featured in the likes of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines. Her attire is high end, elegant and stylish and Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Duff, Anne Hathaway, Teri Hatcher, Debra Messing and Katie Couric have all been patrons.
Custom designed suits, often slim fitting, are the order of the day at this small 3rd Street store. The ready-to-wear items include trim vests, dress shirts, and close fitting men’s suits in wool or cashmere.
This is one of the oldest fashion houses in Europe, tracing its roots back to 1854 Paris. The merchandise is virtually unchanged, with hand made luggage, signature materials and logos. The 5th Avenue boutique offers all the goods, with a diligent staff ready to assist fashion patrons.
This dramatic designer delves into shapes and color that speak of the future. The store has a futuristic feel with sloping white walls. The clothes are flamboyant although some designs are a little more conservative like the cotton tank tops and high heeled sandals on display.
Chip and Pepper are Canadian twin brothers who supply high end denim to the rich, famous and want-to-be famous. The store has distressed look wear on display in an environment that looks and feels like a Canadian log cabin complete with antler chandelier.
This chic and stylish store is by appointment only and clothes made here are for those with large and full wallets. Stars that have worn clothes designed here include Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bono.
This designer store, located near Essex Street, shows off Alice Roi's vintage inspired clothing for women. The clothing has a classic yet feminine and with just a little flare.
Escada is famous for its luxurious and feminine products. There is also an exclusive sport line designed for an active and luxurious lifestyle. Escada also features an array of fashions and accessories.
With 60s influenced cocktail dresses and elegant yet fantasy oriented clothing this designer has her whole collection available at this West Village boutique. The collection also includes outerwear and sports clothing.
This Parisian designer offers elegant and sophisticated shopping at her boutique on Madison Avenue. White blouses are her signature and these in many different forms along with skirts and easy to wear items grace the shelves.
Gary Graham brings an elegant style with muted delicate shades and designs for women. These include tops, dresses, pants and skirts. The store also carries one-of-a-kind flowery necklaces.
This Upper East side boutique, on Madison Avenue, offers very high end designer wear that is bright, sassy and full of life. It is not for the faint-hearted or those with shallow pockets.
This store is awash with skinny and skimpy jeans, skirts and figure hugging pants. Chic fashion accessories decorate the tops of shelves and racks in this wood floored, white washed store.
This Upper Eastside store has all the trappings that the London store features with unfinished slate floors and soft chic drapes. The clothing, for men and women, is geared to leisure and casual wear.
This designer has ten different collections each year and she showcases them here at her Soho store. Feminine colors are available in bright young styles that are elegant and wearable.
Ralph Laurn designs include handbags, bridal collections and women's clothing. This store in Madison Avenue is the prototype for all other Lauren's boutiques.
Emilio Pucci designs are distinctive in their brightness. They are the stuff statements are made of with swirling incandescent stripes and fractured glass like patterns.
This boutique features the designs of several of the latest crop of designers in New York. This includes women's clothing, shoes and jewelery and they are portrayed in a display like setting.
This high end boutique is the result of the designer Andreas Melbostad from Norway. Clear bold statements the clothing comes straight from the catwalk and is for those who want to lead the fashion trends.
The famous brand name store has its signature wardrobe fillers on display. Muted blacks, whites and grays, little black dresses, high heels, sunglasses and other accessories all bear the sought after logo and name.
The very best new talent who seek creativity, individuality and exclusivity in their work have designs on display at this East Village boutique. As well as women's wear, accessories and jewelery are also part of the attractions available.
BIS Designer Resale is an option for those wanting designer clothing with a reduced price tag. Used or pre-owned designer wear including Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, Prada and Chloe are all available.